The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, located right here in Lancaster is the area’s only college dedicated solely to health sciences, offering over two dozen academic programs to 1,800+ students. The PA College of Health Sciences has a lot to offer, from certificates to doctoral degrees, innovative simulation labs, hands-on learning, and incredible financial aid packages.
If you want to learn more about the PA College of Health Sciences and the opportunities they have to offer, the admissions team from the PA College of Health Sciences will be presenting here at Penn Manor on Friday, March 3rd during Friday Flex. This presentation will be followed by an on-campus tour for those who want to learn more about the college.
The School Counseling Department is hosting a series of meet-ups for the class of 2023. In this final semester of high school, we want to provide relevant job search skills and resources necessary for a successful journey after high school. Sign up today if you are interested in being workforce ready after graduation, and to learn about the opportunities and local training available to you. March Meet-ups Thursdays during Flex (10:36-11:11) March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ The Career Center.
Real Talk is a virtual college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and families with Black representatives from colleges and access organizations across the country. Real Talk events were created to provide Black students and their families with the tools they need to feel confident about planning for life after high school. This two-night event will give them an opportunity to compare colleges, hear advice on standing out during the admissions process, learn about special scholarships that can make college more affordable, and get top questions answered directly from the experts.
Night 1 on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features:
•Dillard University•Fayetteville State University•Florida A&M University•Morgan State University•Tuskegee University
Night 2 on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features:
•Bethune-Cookman University•Claflin University•Morehouse College•Norfolk State University•Tennessee State University•Texas Southern University
Seniors! Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning online loan application period is OPEN! The deadline is 4/28/23 to apply for our interest-free student loans for the 2023-24 school year. Since 1961, LDHL has provided more than 14,000 loans totaling more than $19 million! We can help students achieve their educational dreams. Apply online at https://lancdollars.org/
On March 9, 2023, Lampeter-Strasburg will be hosting a Vaping Prevention and Awareness Night in the High School Performing Arts Center beginning at 6:00PM. This special event is intended for all Lancaster County community members and will be presented by the Caron Foundation. This one hour live presentation provides parents and caregivers of elementary, middle and high school students with research-based information that can help reduce the chances that their teen will engage in substance use.
Please review the brochure to learn more information about this vaping prevention event. Should you have any questions, please contact Lampeter-Strasburg High School Principal, Dr. Ben Feeney, email@example.com or 717-464-3311.
We are now accepting applications for our All ‘bout Construction (ABC) Girls Camp which takes place June 19-22. The event is FREE and open to girls ages 14-19 with any level of experience. Campers will build take-home projects, visit active job sites, and learn from female mentors in both technical and professional careers.
Camp takes place at the ABC training facility in Manheim from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day and ends with a closing celebration for families. This is great opportunity to experience the industry first-hand! We are limited to 30 girls, with priority given to first-time campers. To apply, please use the attached flyer, scan the QR code and apply online. Our deadline for applying is April 21.
This unique event held on April 27th will showcase jobs ranging from design, engineering, manufacturing, finance, scenic art, operations, across a fast-paced, creative and technical industry. Rock Lititz is accepting student applications now through March 17th. Participants will be notified by March 31. Transportation, lunch, and chaperones provided. Apply here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/LECE_HS23
Your child’s emotional and physical health is a key factor of how well they function in school and engage in relationships with others. Penn Manor High School is fully dedicated to supporting your child in being healthy and successful in their lives inside and outside of school. We are partnering with Samaritan Counseling Center to offer the voluntary TeenHope Emotional-Wellness screening. The screening is voluntary, confidential, and of no cost to families. Screenings for 9th grade PE/Health classes will take place on March 1 & 2, 2023. For a full description, please reference the letter below.
Your student’s emotional and physical health are key factors in their school performance and how well they engage in relationships with others. We are fully dedicated to being a part of students’ success in and out of the school setting. This year we are partnering with TeenHope (under the Samaritan Counseling Center) to offer the voluntary TeenHope Emotional-Wellness screening. TeenHope will use the PHQ-9 and GAD screening tools to identify risk factors related to depression, anxiety, and thoughts of self-harm. The screening is at no cost to you, is voluntary and confidential. Based on Pennsylvania law, students 14 years of age and older must sign a consent for TeenHope to discuss recommendations with parents/guardians and school counselors.
Below is the link to TeenHope resources and copies of the tools used during the screening process.
Often, the screening will confirm that your student is experiencing normal teenage transitions. If your student does screen at risk, or requests additional support, TeenHope will assist in identifying resources to share with your student, and with consent from students 14 years of age and older, TeenHope will share the recommendations with the family and school guidance counselor. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for your student.
The screening will be done for students in grade 9 during their PE 9/Health class. It is done in a manner that assures that only your child and the mental health professional see your child’s response. All screening results are kept confidential and discussions with your student are general mental health conversations, not therapeutic in nature.
These steps are what your teen will experience the day of the screening:
● Students complete a 5-minute questionnaire about symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thinking and behavior.
● Students who score at risk, or ask for help, meet with a trained mental health professional in private to discuss further recommendations.
● Students who do not score at risk briefly meet with program staff to discuss general mental health concepts and ask related questions. Each student is given the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.
● We also encourage you to put this in your contacts and use it if you suspect that a teenager you know is suicidal.
● Parents are contacted by program staff only ifyour teen is recommended for further evaluation. If this is the case, TeenHope staff will share the overall results with you and discuss ways you can get help for your teen. Parents are not contacted if your teen is not found to need additional mental health services.
The school district provides this screening at no cost to families but does not provide further evaluation or treatment services. It is up to you to decide if you want to obtain any additional services for your student. TeenHope provides referral information directly to parents. In addition, Samaritan Counseling Center is available to provide assistance and financial support to parents interested in pursuing mental health services for their student.
We believe this screening opportunity is valuable for all students, so we plan to make this available this year to all students in grade Nine. However, if for any reason you do not wish for your student (under the age of 14) to participate, you may opt out by completing and returning the opt out form within the time frame listed on the form.
Please do not hesitate to call the PM School Counseling office at 717-872-9520 ext. 1822 or Samaritan Counseling Center at 717-560-9969 if you have any questions.
Attending an Open House is a great way to discover if Messiah is the right fit for you!
Explore the academic programs you’re interested in, get a feel for our campus culture, meet our students and faculty, take a campus tour, and learn more about what it means to be part of the Messiah family. Interested in extending your stay? Consider an overnight experience before the event.